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----- Original Message -----
From: Andrew.MacDonald@east-ayrshire.gov.uk
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2014 11:56 AM
Subject: Request for information under the freedom of information act.

Dear Mr. Mortimer,

I include information below from our Child Protection Annual Return 2011-12 where 111 Child Protection Investigations proceeded to Case Conference : -

Primary known/suspected abuser
2011-12
Natural Mother
46
Natural Father
18
Natural Parents
28
Step Father
4
Parent's co-habitee
4
Sibling
1
Other relative (excluding sibling)
1
Other person known to child/family
9
Total
111

(N.B. We only record the Primary Known/Suspected Abuser at the point of Case Conference).

We report on all Areas of Concern at the point of Case Conference so a young person may have more than one. The table below is also taken from the Child Protection Annual Return 2011-12 and shows there were 116 areas of concern relating to 111 young people: -

Area of Concern
2011-12
Domestic Abuse
12
Parental Alcohol Misuse
3
Parental Drug Misuse
20
Non Engaging Family
1
Parental Mental Health Problems
4
Sexual Abuse
20
Physical Abuse
10
Emotional Abuse
10
Neglect
35
Other Concerns
1
Total
116

This response is being provided under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

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Yours faithfully,

Andy Macdonald,

-----Original Message-----
From: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Sent: 28 December 2013 10:40
To: FreedomofInformation@east-ayrshire.gov.uk
Subject: Request for information under the freedom of information act.

Dear East Ayrshire Council

Request for information under the freedom of information act.

Please will you kindly tell me what the (a) gender and (b) familial relationship was to the child victim of offenders in substantiated child abuse cases in the area which you have a duty to protect children from abuse for the last full year which figures are available, broken down by (i) physical abuse, (ii) emotional abuse, (iii) sexual abuse and (iv) cases of neglect.

David Mortimer

Who do local authorities protect children from? 28th December 2013

http://www.ukfamilylawreform.co.uk/abuse.htm